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Ministry, University Lead Consultations

Fiji is joining the global move for consultations on climate change and how to mitigate it. The consultations took place yesterday at the University of Fiji Lautoka Campus with various
07 Jun 2015 10:14
Ministry, University Lead Consultations
Participants during the climate change consultations at the University of Fiji Lautoka Campus yesterday. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Fiji is joining the global move for consultations on climate change and how to mitigate it.

The consultations took place yesterday at the University of Fiji Lautoka Campus with various participants present to provide their input and learn more about the effects of climate change.

Officiating the event was principal agriculture officer West Vinesh Kumar.

He said the Fijian Government was committed to mitigating climate change by tapping into renewable energy sources.

“A shift towards a decarbonised world established by climate change science will need to occur sooner rather than later if an acceptable stabilisation level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is to be achieved,” Mr Kumar said.

“A worldwide view on climate change is an ambitious global citizen participant project on global climate change and energy policies and actions.”

The collection of the findings of the day’s consultations will be published online soon.

The published findings will then be compared with those of other countries.

Meanwhile, University of Fiji acting vice- chancellor Professor Narendra Reddy said the event was targeting diverse Fijian citizens from the age of 18 and above to participate.

“This project was conducted simultaneously worldwide and we had a Skype conversation with our Skype partner in Japan during the consultation process today (yesterday).”

Professor Reddy said: “The worldwide view on climate change project is happening in Fiji for the first time and we are proud to be part of this global endeavour.”

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